Expanding Time

Life is so short we must move very slowly.  ~Saying in Thailand

My recent week at the beach felt like expanded time.  That is what going slowly and mindfully seems to do for us.  We realize simultaneously that we have only this moment, and we have all the time in the world. 

Steve Hagen, in his book, Meditation Now or Never, expresses this idea, too:  “If you feel you’re being rushed at work, just bring your mind into the moment–into the task at hand–and you won’t feel rushed, even if you’ve got to work fast.”  He notes that people who are in accidents report that the crash seems to unfold in slow motion, and attributes it to the person being really there, and not distracted by thought.  He says, “The more present we are, the bigger picture we see. The bigger picture we see, the more things seem to slow down. And when the Whole is seen, all is utterly still.”

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2 Responses to Expanding Time

  1. […] Expanding Time Time expands when we are present in the moment. […]

  2. candy says:

    Agreed – in this day and age we’re so conditioned to be forward thinking (particularly in a corporate setting where we’re always looking at the next quarter’s targets) we never truly get the chance to live in the now. Posts like yours are a good wake-up call!

    /candy
    http://www.carrieanddanielle.com

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